First Rare Bird For 2014

Having not had time for any birding over the past few weeks, I decided that on late Friday afternoon, I would briefly pass by the Frigate Bay Pond, on the way to my Kid’s football game. This was on February 1st, 2014. It was full of Common Gallinules, Caribbean Coots, a few Blue-winged Teals, and one very conspicuous white bird! […]

ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS

Searching the web has its benefits! Last week I had a bit of spare time and entered “birding st.kitts” and several pages back I came across a birding blog by Jerry Jourdan who had visited St. Kitts a couple of years ago on a cruise ship. The date was March 4th, 2010 to be exact. He described that as the […]

A RARE SURPRISE!

On Sunday, September 1st, 2013, I ventured over to the Half Moon Bay Pond as the migratory season has now started in earnest. Recently, I had been seeing a lot of “peeps” and other waders on and around the Golf Course, along with a variety of other birds. At Half Moon Bay, I casually observed the construction of a new […]

FOURTH NEW SIGHTING FOR 2012!

Another new bird has been spotted in St. Kitts! On September 8, 2012 in the Frigate Bay area, a Black tern was observed flying across the golf course by local bird photographer, Glenroy Blanchette. According to the Birds of the West Indies, by Raffelle et al, a black tern (non-breeding adult) is grey above, forecrown, hindneck, and underparts white except […]

IS THE ST.KITTS BULLFINCH STILL ALIVE?

Alejandro Sanchez is a Caribbean Naturalist. He is from Puerto Rico, where he is familiar with many land species including birds, and is extremely familiar with the Puerto Rican Bullfinch and the Lesser Antillean Bullfinch. He just visited St. Kitts with two companions, and they trekked up to the creator on Mt. Liamuiga on Friday, November 16, 2012. When I […]

THIRD NEW SIGHTING THIS YEAR

For the third time this year, a new bird has been spotted in St.Kitts. On Tuesday, October 22, the author spotted a Black-throated Green warbler high up in the hills at Bayfords. At that time I was uncertain what type of bird it was but fortunately managed to obtain a few photographs before it flew away. A Black-throated Green warbler […]

ANOTHER NEW SIGHTING FOR ST.KITTS

Another bird specie has been added to the list of birds observed in St. Kitts. On July 19, Glenroy Blanchette experienced an unexpected sighting in the Frigate Bay area, in the vicinity of the Southern end of the driving range of the Golf Course. He took some pictures of several small birds, and after quick research determined that they were […]

AIRPORT VISITORS!

A few days ago, Percy Hanley, bird enthusiast, received a call from the airport authorities that there we several birds nesting the airport tarmac, and asked him if he could identify the birds and if anything could be done to move or relocate the nests. After investigating, a few Black-necked stilts and about a dozen Least Turns were observed to […]

RARE BIRD SPOTTED IN NEVIS

New Record for St. Kitts & Nevis – 200th Bird Sighted!   The knowledge of our Heritage received a boost when a new & rare bird was spotted in Nevis. On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Professor Robert Ricklefs, Mark Ludlow, and three other ornithologists spotted an Anhinga flying over the rocks at the Car Ferry terminal in Nevis, while waiting […]

A STRANGE SIGHTING!

There is an area in St. Kitts on the eastern outskirts of the Capital called Bird Rock, and you would think the area is full of birds. Not so, really, Bird Rock is mostly a residential and small Industrial area, not close to any of the fresh water lakes on the island. Well imagine how surprised we were when passing […]